Preliminary investigation into the gruesome killing of a tailor in Udaipur revealed that one of the two prime accused had links with the Pakistan-based Dawat-e-Islami organisation and had visited Karachi in 2014, the Rajasthan Police chief said on Wednesday.
The police have detained three more people in connection with the killing so far, Director General of Police (DGP) M L Lather said at a press conference here.
He also said that ASI and SHO have been suspended as they didn't take the required action to calm down the already polarised situation in the area of the victim before this incident happened.
Two men, identified as Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, hacked Kanhaiya Lal to death with a cleaver at his shop in Udaipur on Tuesday and posted videos online saying they are avenging an insult to Islam.
The duo were taken into custody on Tuesday and booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the IPC, the police chief said.
"One of the accused, Ghouse Mohammad, has links with the Karachi-based Ismalist organisation Dawat-e-Islami. He had visited Karachi in 2014. So far, we have detained five people, including the two prime accused," Lather said.
Kanhaiya Lal cremation and funeral:
Meanwhile, the deceased tailor - Kanhaiya Lal was cremated in the presence of a large number of people even as curfew remained clamped in parts of the city.
A large number of police personnel were deployed during the funeral procession to maintain law and order.
Some people also shouted 'Modi-Modi' slogans at the funeral ground after the cremation.
The funeral procession began from Lal's residence at sector 14 and reached Ashok Nagar funeral ground. A large number of people participated in the procession and reached the funeral ground on motorcycles and cars with some of them raising slogans demanding death penalty for the accused.
Some of them were also carrying saffron flags.
People raised 'Kanhaiya Lal Amar Rahe' slogans as the funeral pyre was lit.